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Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork

This Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork is such a simple recipe and it is guaranteed to feed a crowd or give you leftovers for days! It is sweet and salty, loaded with peppers, pineapple, BBQ and chili sauces.

Pulled pork in crock pot

Ingredients for Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork

This recipe requires a few pantry staples and is super easy to put together in your crock pot or slow cooker after you have gathered all of the ingredients. You will need:

  • red bell peppers
  • 4-6 pound Boston Butt Roast or pork shoulder
  • salt and pepper
  • chili sauce- I tend to use the Heinz brand but any will work. This can be found near the ketchup in the grocery store.
  • crushed pineapple- buy it in a can to keep this recipe easy.
  • barbecue sauce- We love the Sweet Baby Ray’s brand. Use your favorite!

How to Make Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork

  1. Slice the red bell peppers and place them in the bottom of crock pot.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper on all sides of butt roast and place on top of red bell peppers.
  3. Add the chili sauce, pineapple and barbecue sauce. Spread them over the top.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 8 hours.
  5. Remove the roast from crock pot and shred meat removing bone and any large pieces of fat if desired.
  6. Return to pot and and stir to coat the meat in the sauce.
  7. Serve on sandwich buns or on its own!

As you can see, this recipe is pretty much a toss it in the pot and let the crock pot do its job! What more could you ask for? Check out this video for a quick how to:

Serving Suggestions

This pulled pork can probably be served in endless ways but here are some suggestions:

  • As a sandwich on a roll
  • On top of Macaroni and Cheese
  • On top of a baked potato
  • Over rice
  • Use it as taco meat
  • As a pizza topping
  • With eggs
  • Or own its own!

This recipe is so good and because you will have leftovers you can create an entirely different meal the second time around.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you cook pulled pork in a crock pot?

Absolutely! While smoking or grilling are very popular ways to cook pulled pork a crock pot or slow cooker does the job just as well. Also, cooking a pork roast like a pork shoulder or boston butt roast in the crock pot allows you to be out of the house while it cooks. This makes it perfect for a busy weekday or weekend meal.

Do I need a boneless cut of meat for this recipe?

No, we usually get a boston butt roast that is bone in. If you can find a nice cut of meat that is boneless that can be used as well. Either will work for this recipe.

Do I really cook this on high for 8 hours?

Yes! Cooking this type of pork on high for 8 hours is absolutely necessary to get it tender so it shreds up easily.

What kind of BBQ sauce should I use for this recipe?

Use your favorite brand and flavor. We prefer the Sweet Baby Rays original barbecue sauce for this recipe. If you prefer a spicy BBQ sauce you could use that instead.

pulled pork in a crock pot

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Pulled pork in crock pot

Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Yield: depends on size of butt roast
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes

Delicious, tender, slightly sweet and salty this pulled pork recipe is super easy to put together and will be sure to satisfy a crowd!

Ingredients

  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 4-6 pound Boston butt roast or pork shoulder
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 oz jar chili sauce
  • 20 oz can crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (your favorite kind)

Instructions

  1. Slice red bell peppers and place in bottom of crock pot.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper on all sides of butt roast and place on top of red bell peppers.
  3. Add chili sauce, pineapple and BBQ sauce. Spread over the top.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 8 hours.
  5. Remove roast from crock pot and shred meat removing bone and any large pieces of fat if desired.
  6. Return to pot and and stir meat to coat in the sauce.
  7. Serve on sandwich buns or on its own!

Notes

1-2 cups of fresh chopped pineapple can also be used in place of canned pineapple.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: approx 4 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 355Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 399mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 27g

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Jim meyer

Friday 25th of March 2022

8 hours on high???

Melissa Samartino

Saturday 26th of March 2022

Yes! It’s not a typo. It makes it so tender.

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